Sentranced Saturday: there’s no such thing as a life in-between

sentranced (adj.): the state of being captivated by a well-written sentence.

Sentranced Saturday is a weekly meme created here that encourages you to share a quote that left you entranced. It makes you think. Everyone is welcome to participate, please be sure to link to this post so I can see all of your quotes!


“There’s no such thing as a life in-between.” 
― Pat Riley

The full quote is actually “There are only two options regarding commitment. You’re either in or you’re out. There’s no such thing as a life in-between,” but this particular part is incredibly poignant to me. For some reason this speaks to me almost on a cellular level and in the past couple of weeks I have claimed it as a meditative bell to call my attention onto

I am sure that I am not the only person that struggles with commitment to themselves. I find myself making health and fitness goals, things that I genuinely enjoy participating in, but when the mood strikes me I will throw all my hard work out the window. In the moment my goal doesn’t matter, even though I know I will hate myself five minutes after succumbing to whatever that moment’s whim is.

I want to see, do, and accomplish so much in this life of mine. But I can’t get there if I am not 110% committed. You can have a life in-between, but for me it won’t be a fulfilling one. I don’t want to have any regrets when I look back on my life. I want to live my life to the fullest instead of in-between highs and lows of my own making. This quote brings my focus back and helps me to overcome the impulses, and I am thankful for it.


What do you think about this quote, and what quote do you want to share this week? 


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13 Comments

  1. Vera

    July 21, 2018 at 1:22 AM

    I can relate! 😊 Honouring my own commitments is sometimes hard for me. I have been thinking about why that is a lot and took this as an invitation to be a kind and non judgemental observer of my thoughts. I am not thrilled about my discoveries 🙈😂 but I guess that’s where growth is for me. In that discomfort. I wish you all the best with your own journey. We are in this together! 💕

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 22, 2018 at 4:59 PM

      “Kind and non judgemental observer of my thoughts” is possibly the most brilliant thing that I have ever read, Vera! I am also very much of an introspective person, but I am finding it difficult to 1) be kind and 2) act on the discoveries I am making. One day at a time, I suppose!

      1. Vera

        July 23, 2018 at 12:23 AM

        Oh, thank you very much. ❤️ I guess it’s the yogi 🧘‍♀️ in me that has been taught this over and over again. But with that said: I have many moments when I just react. 🙈 Hence the non judgemental part is so important for me as it’s so easy for me to judge myself and beat myself up. We’ve got this, one step at a time. 💕

  2. Tammy

    July 21, 2018 at 6:57 AM

    Keeping commitments, especially things you just don’t want to do, is so hard. Good luck!

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  4. (Danielle) Books, Vertigo and Tea

    July 22, 2018 at 9:57 AM

    You are my soul friend I swear <3 I needed to see this and read your thoughts today so much. I am struggling with commitment on a personal level at the moment for a multitude of reasons.

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 22, 2018 at 5:00 PM

      SOUL SISTAH! That is definitely how I felt when reading your quote as well, you just get me! Stay strong, love!

  5. Kelly Brigid

    July 22, 2018 at 5:23 PM

    I love this quote! There are so many times in my life when I want to commit to things but come up short. Being able to follow through with your endeavors is such a blessing! You’re reflection was absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing, love! ❤️

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM

      Thank you so much for commenting, sweets! It definitely is a blessing (and huge accomplishment!) when you can follow through, and something I hope to be more consistent on.

  6. Erin Eliza

    July 23, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    Love this quote and you’re description of how it speaks to you. I can totally relate as well!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      July 23, 2018 at 1:00 PM

      Thank you for commenting, Erin! xoxo

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